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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 613)

From: The Elderly Nursing Core Set and the cognition of Portuguese older adults: a cross-sectional study

  n (%)
Sex
 Female 425 (69.3)
 Male 188 (30.7)
Age
 65-74 years 40 (6.5)
 75-84 years 203 (33.1)
 > 85 years 370 (60.4)
Marital Status
 Single 67 (10.9)
 Married 109 (17.8)
 Widower 411 (67.0)
 Divorced 26 (4.2)
Education
 Illiterate 195 (31.8)
 Did not go to school but knows how to read and write 29 (4.7)
 Attended school but not higher education 369 (60.2)
 Higher education 20 (3.3)
Residence
 Day center 106 (17.3)
 Residential home 507 (82.7)
Multimorbidity (n= 572)
 Yes 390 (68.2)
 No 182 (31.8)
 No data 41
Cognitive deterioration (MMSE)
 Yes 334 (54.5)
 No 279 (45.5)
  Mean (DP)
Functional profile (ENCS) 2.34 (1.132)
 Self-care 2.72 (1.259)
 Learning and mental functions 2.41 (1.127)
 Communication 1.89 (1.268)
 Social relationships 1.84 (0.597)